Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This site has two portions, the first being the informational WordPress side, the other being the forum phpBB side. What follows pertains to the former:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The following pertains to the Forum portion of our site.

Sepia Rainbow® and Forum Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit (the “Site”).


When you visit the Site, we may automatically collect certain information about your device, depending on what actions you take while visiting (such as logging into the forum) including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device which pertain solely to this site; we only use cookies so you can log into your account(s) if you have any here. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps, which is used for diagnosing technical issues if you should encounter any, and performing routine server maintenance.


We use the Device Information that we collect generally to facilitate the logging-in of users, primarily on our forum, but also for administrators who update the site pages. Additionally, we use this Device Information to:
Communicate with you; should you sign up for updates to particular threads on the forum, the site will automatically send you notifications according to how you’ve set it to do so (immediate, weekly digest, etc.), the site mus also be able to send you signup confirmation links via email, as well as password recovery links if you ever forget your password. Additionally, users/administrators may reach out to you directly if you’ve set your account to allow for users, whereas administrators will need to be able to communicate for technical reasons, such as troubleshooting or alerting you of critical issues that may need your attention (an example being: accounts with weak passwords being broken into and used to spam; in such an event we will address the concern and send you a heads up).


We will never share your personal information unless it is demanded by a law/police authority which has obtained a court order for release of such information. We operate within the United States and must conform to the legal requirements to cooperate with federal/state investigation if your account was used in relation with unlawful activities. In short, we may be required to share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. We will also happily extend this right to residents of anywhere in the world, as we firmly believe that these rights are inherent and should extend to all residents of this world.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an account through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


When you make a post through the Site, we will maintain your post information for our records unless and until you delete the post yourself or ask us to delete this information after providing proof that you are the original poster of said information.

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 13, so as to comply with the Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPA). For more reading:
If you are under the age of 13, you must have a parent or legal guardian use the site on your behalf or submit written permission for you to use the site after fully reading, comprehending, and agreeing to the information explained here. We must receive a form of contact for said parent or legal guardian so that we may notify them of any changes to our policy in order to protect your rights. To contact us regarding this, please use any of the methods listed below.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us via the means outlined in or by physical mail using the details provided below:

Breanne Carlson – Sepia Rainbow®
PO Box 47046
Chicago, IL,
United States


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.